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Daily Dairy: What Look for in Yogurt

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Yogurt comes in such an array of flavors and styles, the choices can be overwhelming. Here is a breakdown to help you select what’s best for you and your family for meeting your recommended 3 servings of dairy a day.


Help! I'm the Worst Snack Mom

Review Average: 4.5 stars

What should you do when your kids balk at the nutritious snacks you picked out for scouts, sports and other group activities? Should you cave or remain firm in your decision to provide only wholesome food?


Children Need Carbohydrates

Review Average: 4 stars

In recent years, several diet fads have recommended the reduction, or even elimination, of carbohydrates from our usual diets. But are such "low carb" diets good for a child?


Farmers Markets: Bringing the Farm to Table

Review Average: 5 stars

With a little planning, your field trip to the farmers market can be a perfect way to introduce your family to new foods while learning where our food comes from.


Feed Your Family Healthfully on a Low Income Budget

Review Average: 4 stars

Even if you’re struggling to pay your bills, there are resources available to help you and your family eat nutritious meals.


Fake a Homemade Dinner

Review Average: 4 stars

If you don't have time to whip up a homemade meal, you can still enjoy all the benefits of a family dinner. Here are four speedy meals you can dish up without breaking a sweat.


Your Pre-Teen’s Weight

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Parents may become concerned by a child's weight increase, but remember a major growth spurt often occurs during the pre-teen (middle school) years and kids will often become heavier before their height takes off.


Iron and Your Teen

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Poor food choices or restricting food to lose weight are two common reasons many teens don't consume enough iron when they need it the most.


Breakfast: The Key to Learning

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Kids who fuel up in the morning focus and perform better in the classroom. Get your clan to eat breakfast with these simple suggestions.


Portion Distortion

Review Average: 3.5 stars

One reason kids may not be eating appropriately sized portions based on the recommended MyPlate serving sizes is that they may not recognize what a reasonable portion looks like. Use this chart to determine what a serving size actually looks like.


MyPlate in the School Cafeteria

Review Average: 3.5 stars

This year, school meals are getting a whole new look. Thanks to the USDA’s new Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, school meals are now looking a lot more like MyPlate, the government’s roadmap for healthy eating.


Water: Go With the Flow

Review Average: 4 stars

Water is one of the body's most essential nutrients. People may survive six weeks without any food, but they couldn't live more than a week or so without water. That's because water is the cornerstone for all body functions.


Supermarket Psychology

Review Average: 4 stars

Here are some practical tips that can save you time, money and hassle on grocery store trips.


Exploring We Will Go

Review Average: 5 stars

Do you struggle to get your grade-schooler to eat fruits and vegetables? If so, don’t feel like you’re alone. Here are some suggestions to get your child to like and eat those fruits and veggies.


Raise Healthy Eaters in the New Year

Review Average: 4 stars

Ring in a healthy new year by teaching kids the importance of food, nutrition and eating skills.


On a Budget? Save Money with These Tips

Review Average: 4.5 stars

With rising prices and falling budgets, it's more challenging than ever to bring home the fixings for balanced meals. Here are some tips to save you money while nourishing your family.


Make Yogurt Fun

Drinking milk and eating yogurt can be excellent food sources of calcium in your diet. However, it can be a challenge to get kids to meet their daily calcium needs. Use these tips to get them to try!


Get Fruits and Veggies to the Plate!

Review Average: 3 stars

Help your family eat right by filling half their plates with fruits and vegetables.


Healthy Children are a Family Affair

Review Average: 2.5 stars

Parents are children's biggest influences when it comes to healthy behaviors, so provide your kids with opportunities for family fun. You can help your children learn to make healthier food choices and engage in regular physical activity by being a good role model.


Eating MyPlate, Your Way, on the Family Budget

Review Average: 5 stars

Since the colorful USDA MyPlate icon emerged last year, this visual reminder has encouraged Americans to increase their intake of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. With a little planning, you can eat your plate on a budget.


Ice Speed: Fueling Strategies for Hockey

Review Average: 4 stars

When it comes to fuel, the demands of high school ice hockey players are great. Consuming optimal foods and fluids both on and off the ice is essential.


Food Labels for Infants under Two

Review Average: 3 stars

You may have noticed that infant food labels look different from adult food labels. While infant food labels also use the Nutrition Facts format, the information provided is different.


Size-Wise Nutrition for Toddlers

Review Average: 4.5 stars

Very young children need the same variety of nutrient-rich foods as older kids and adults, just in much smaller quantities. As portions have gotten bigger, some parents and caregivers have developed a distorted view of the amount of food toddlers and preschoolers need.


Eating Out with Kids

Review Average: 2 stars

Use smart-eating strategies: plan ahead, consider the menu and choose foods carefully to keep you on your plan.


Food in Child Care: Check It Out!

Review Average: 3 stars

If you look for child care, rank good nutrition, food-safety standards and active play high on your checklist with warm and caring staff, a safe environment, opportunities for development and self-expression.


Healthy Weights for Healthy Teens

Review Average: 3 stars

Four tasty ways to get the nutrients you crave and have a healthy weight at the same time.


Veggies for Breakfast? Yes!

Review Average: 5 stars

Fruit fits easily into breakfast, but vegetables can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you wake up your kid's fruit and vegetable appetite.



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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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